Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Burn a model of a person as a protest:‘the minister was burned in effigy’
- ‘As colonists' anger over the Stamp Act built, a tax official was burned in effigy from the limbs of an elm estimated to be 120 years old.’
- ‘Figures representing the Mexican and US presidents were burned in effigy.’
- ‘In 1793 Tom Paine, the English author of the Rights of Man, which sought to justify the French Revolution, was burned in effigy in the Market Place.’
- ‘He was burned in effigy outside one English pub and spent most of the following season enduring vilification from crowds at league grounds up and down the country.’
- ‘Guy Fawkes, as you probably already know, is the 17th century Roman Catholic who still gets burned in effigy all over England each and every autumn.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.